Saturday April 9 2011
Buffon seeks Menez exchange?

Gianluigi Buffon had a ‘clear the air' meeting with Marco Storari and Juventus, but is continually linked with an exchange for Roma's Jeremy Menez.

The Italy goalkeeper missed last week's 2-0 win at the Olimpico with a bout of flu and has not been back in training all week.

Storari did a great job replacing him and made it very clear he thought he deserved the starting spot. “Only someone who is blind couldn't see what I'm doing and I hope the Coach is not blind.”

This power play reportedly infuriated Buffon and Tuttosport claims there was a ‘clear the air' meeting between the two players on Friday.

Agent Silvano Martina also met with Juventus directors and the newspapers suggest an exit is increasingly likely.

The new Roma under American magnate Thomas Di Benedetto are looking to improve their squad and Buffon would be a big star name.

In exchange, the Giallorossi are offering unsettled Menez to Juventus, but there are some problems in this move.

Buffon is nine years older than Menez and earns over €4m more than the French winger, so a straight swap is implausible.

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